Wednesday, May 25, 2005

Your Psychic Systems and New Book by Norma Cowie

Back in the late 1980's I had the privilege of working with Norma Cowie, one of the most gifted psychics and Tarot Card Readers on the West Coast. In fact, I would not hesitate to say that if it were not for her, and for the wonderful psychic fairs she managed at the time, I could not have grown to accept my own abilities as I have today. Her wonderful book on the Tarot is still the best I have ever read. I am on her mailing list, and she has given me permission to reprint her latest article here in the blog.


Brandi Jasmine

Your Psychic Systems, by Norma Cowie

Today people think of people who are psychics as being clairvoyant or clairaudient. Actually, all five senses have a psychic component. Seeing, hearing, smelling, tasting and feeling. It is not commonly known that you also do have a psychic nose and mouth, yet you do.

We are all born psychic, with all our psychic abilities intact. Our psychic abilities enable us to see, hear, smell, taste and feel the non-physical. We are born with all our abilities intact. What happens? Depending upon the environment you are born into will depend upon what happens to these abilities. As most adults get upset when children begin talking about things they do not personally see or understand they will tell their children ”be quiet”, “you don’t know what you are talking about” or just plain “shut up”. As what we want is to be accepted, when we are young, we bit by bit shut down our psychic abilities.

I have found the first ability we shut down is the psychic eye. It is disturbing to see auras, dead people, or events when you cannot talk about them, so by the time you are 3 – 5 years you have shut down that process. Next to shut down are the psychic ears. When voices are heard which do not belong to anyone in front of you and if you cannot ask about them, you will shut down that process.

What I found as I looked at my early years I could hear people thoughts. I found it very disturbing that people thought differently than what they were saying, so it did not take long for me to shut down that process. I have never opened that ability up to the same extent. In fact as I tell people today when they think because I am a psychic that I can read their minds that I have enough to look at in my own mind, why would I want to read theirs. Unfortunately, many people who do have their psychic ears open only hear lower vibrations and it is disturbing, rather than higher vibrations where you can receive inspiration and spiritual support.

I personally did not realize that my own inspiration and inner spiritual support was coming through my psychic ears until I began to examine the many systems. I was not aware for instance that we had a psychic nose until I became aware one of my secretaries constantly referred to her nose as we looked over contracts by saying “this smells right”, “this does not smell right” or “this smells fishy, check it out”. As I reflected on this, it made sense to me if we had a psychic eye and psychic ears, then why not a psychic nose. I went inside and checked with my systems and sure enough, I discovered the psychic nose.

Once I knew that we had a psychic nose it was only a matter of contemplating about all the senses that I thought surely we would have a psychic mouth. I once again checked with my inner systems and there it was, a psychic mouth. These two abilities to smell and taste just have never been explored to the depth that they could be. I also had an interesting discussion with a cousin who trained people in banks. She had an incredible undiagnosed psychic nose. She could smell if something was not right with the person in front of her. Therefore she had a high rate of catching frauds. It was thought she could train others to do the same and she was very frustrated because it was not happening. I was able to share with her that because she had a strong psychic nose, her trainees would have other abilities more developed, it could be their eyes, ears, mouth and most likely it would be their feelings.

The psychic feeling aspect which is known as intuition, hunches or clairsensory is a very large system. It is very difficult to shut down this whole system because it involves the chakra system which is throughout the whole body. The chakra system is mostly known as the vortex system ranging from the base of the spine to the top of the head. To shut this system down you would more than likely not be alive. Therefore most of us have some of our intuitive therefore psychic feeling aspect working. Now whether we listen to what our senses are telling us or not will depend on the individual. Some people listen more than others.

When I’m working with people to open up their natural psychic abilities, most people believe they come and do a lot of exercises. Not with me. What I do is explain how the different systems work. For instance the eye system is quite complicated. You have your third eye, which is your brow chakra. You also have a screen or screens where information is reflected on and you have an inner eye which sees it. The inner eye, ear, nose and mouth is another aspect I have discovered which is not commonly understood either. Therefore in the psychic eye system you have, physical, psychic and inner eyes. What makes the eye system so fascinating are the screens. You may have one or many of these screens, they can be placed anywhere, inside or outside of you.

What I discovered is that most people who cannot see psychically, usually have fear on their screens. Therefore, in order to develop your clairvoyance and see psychically, the screens need to be cleared of all fear. What is most common is that in past lives you have seen situations which you did not like and chose not to see any more. I have found in my core belief energy releasing work that constantly the scenes of war and the horror of man’s inhumanity to man comes up within the psychic eye and screens. People are just overwhelmed by it all and chose not to look or see again. Unfortunately the energy is trapped and needs to be released or else you do not see until it is. In this life, when you are ready to begin to develop your psychic abilities all these past live memories need to be released so that you can begin to see, hear, smell or taste when you choose to.

For some reason people think that psychics are open and reading everyone they met all the time. As I tell my students, “you are learning to be a trained psychic. You do not go around everyday reading everything and anything which is around you. You decide when you want to utilize your psychic power and which modality you want to work with.” For all the students I have trained some have gone on to become professional psychics, most though have utilized their knowledge for their own enhancement. They know they have their own psychic power to utilize. They know how it works and they know when to use it and when not to bother.

Another way I have explaining the difference between trained and untrained is this “if you have a stream running down the mountain side it looks very pretty, but has no power. Take that stream, dam it and you can make electricity and have all the power you want.” Developing your psychic power is the same. It may not be as pretty, or as sensational, but it will work for you when you want it to. As far as I’m concerned this natural ability we are born with needs to be opened and brought into alignment with your life. That means clearing all the psychic systems.

The psychic systems, whether it be eyes, ears, nose, mouth or feelings are an integral part of us. Whether we choose to open these systems up and utilize them is our choice. Once you do release the blocked energy, then you will discover how much easier situations in life become.


I have found when working with the Core Belief Energy Releasing and I’ve looked at where blocks are being held to what you create, that the psychic systems will often hold blocks. This is because of the different scenes we have encountered which we hold onto. It is amazing how much we hold onto and take with us life time after life time. It is through the consciousness of the now that we are able to release these blocks and open ourselves up to more and more consciousness. Clearing these blocks is important. It amazes me consistently as I work with many people, just how many blocks we have from the many lifetimes we have encountered. The psychic systems are just one system, but it is one we do use most of the time even if we do not know it.

New Zealand & Australia - Tarot

Come June 6th I will be flying down under to New Zealand to visit family and then over to Australia to speak at the Tarot Conference in Melbourne and then journeying to Sydney with two other presenters to do a lecture and be available for readings. I will be returning home to Canada mid July.

The Australian Tarot Conference is being held July 1 – 6 in Melbourne. For more information on Melbourne you can visit or Sydney

New Tarot Book

I am also happy to say I have finally completed my new Tarot book

Pathways of the Tarot. As I write this, copies are being printed to take to Melbourne. If you want a copy, please email me as it is not on the web page yet. The introductory price is $15.95. plus $10. postage/handling and 7% for Canadians. Total cost $28.00

Enjoy the summer, I will be happy to report on the downunder journies upon my return.


Norma Cowie

Tuesday, May 03, 2005

A "Dark Veil"

Hi Brandi :)

First off, let me say - what a great site. Thanks for sharing your experiences and knowledge. A couple of questions have been nagging at me for a while, so perhaps you can help me out...

Firstly, for quite a while now, I have felt as if things just..."aren't right". I don't know if that makes any sense...but it feels as if a dark veil has been draped over my world/life/etc. I went through a particularly traumatic event about a year and a half ago, which also involved terrible disagreement with a (former) friend - I don't think anyone else has acted with such anger towards me in my whole life. As I said, ever since then, I've just felt as if things just...aren't quite right. The shine and magic of life seems to be lacking, and things in my life just seem to be...deteriorating (I think that's the best word for it). I don't feel like myself. This feeling ebbs and flows, but it's pretty much always there. I am wondering if it's possible for some kind of bad spirit or energy to be following me around? Does this kind of thing happen? And if so, what exactly can I do to free myself from it?

Also, my paternal grandfather passed away when I was four. He was staying over at our house at the time. Every now and then I feel little chills when I'm in the room he passed in (the living room) and I'm just "aware" of something else. If I'm sitting down, I often find myself looking up, as if there's someone standing close by. If it is my grandfather, is there any way I can open up communication with him? We were incredibly close, despite my age when he passed, and I do miss him.

Finally, my mother appears to have some significant psychic/seeing abilities. She often gets messages from people who have passed on, but is always very secretive about such messages. I don't know if she really is reluctant to share something that is private to her, or ifshe thinks that I will react with skepticism and disbelief. I just want my mum to know that I trust her abilities and am interested in any encounters she might have. Is there any way I might get be able toget her to willingly open up to me a bit more?

Thanks for your time :)


Dear Rebecca,

G'day! Thanks for writing. Firstly, about that "dark veil" feeling, I have noticed that a lot of sensitives and psychics are feeling that way right now (and would welcome comments from more of you about this). I think we are reacting to a number of things, the legacy of 9/11, and the fears that many people have about 2012*. If you just feel a "free floating anxiety" that is not related to your own life through visions, dreams or specific fears, then this global malaise is likely the cause.

I relate to your feelings about your friend, though. I had a similar experience not long ago, though without the "psychic hangover", thankfully. In your case, it is remotely possible that there continues to be a "cord" or psychic connection between the two of you, or that there is a "psychic attack" happening. Just remember, 99.99999% of the time, the other party has no idea they are doing this. They can simply harbor strong negative feelings towards you, and if you are still holding onto your own feelings, a "feedback loop" happens that can lead to the sensations you described.

Whether this is a deliberate attack, some kind of "cording" or simply what I call "global malaise", the advice is the same. First, and this is not just a "disclaimer" … talk to your doctor to rule out any chemical or clinical depression. Tell them about your feelings. If you are not certain how they might react to your suspicions of psychic attack, then simply describe how you feel, without mentioning your psychic concerns or experiences.

If your doctor says you are not depressed, just "under stress", and the feeling continues for more than a week or two, then you may reasonably conclude that the problem is primarily spiritual or psychic. In the meantime though, you should take some psychic steps as well.
Second, on a daily basis, take a few minutes each morning and evening to meditate or "center" yourself. There is a "Rainbow Lotus" meditation in my book, or you can choose one by doing a search on the Internet. Third, do the "uncording" exercise. Imagine that any cords connecting you and your friend are broken or untied. Forth, and most important … forgive your friend. Visualize them as you remember them in happy times, and surround them with love. Tell them (in your mind) "I love you and I accept you, even when I don't understand you". If you find this too challenging, I recommend Ross Quinn’s book Controlling Others for Love and Profit. I went though the same kind of experience you did, and instead of feeling tired and drained, I felt empowered, because I chose to forgive. I don’t know that I could have done this if it were not for what I learned from Mr. Quinn.

As for your grandfather, very likely it is him who is trying to reach you. How can you communicate with him better? The more time you give yourself to meditate, the more open to communication you will become. Keep a journal. Write down any impression or feeling, no matter how strange. Pay attention to your feelings.

With your mother … that is simple. Just talk to her. Tell her what you told me. Then listen to what she has to say. She may say what you want to hear … or she may say she doesn’t want to talk about it. Either way, accept her wishes. If she is closed to you now, pushing her won’t help, it could even make things worse. But if you open the topic, and show her that you respect her boundaries, she may eventually feel enough trust to open up to you.


*What is "2012"?

2012 is the last year in the Mayan Calendar. Many psychics and mystics believe that its sudden end foretells the end of the world. The past few months, many psychics have come out of the woodwork, making fearful predictions about the end of the world, saying that we are now in the "end times". I don't believe the world will end in 2012. Such negative apocalyptic "prophecies" are irresponsible in my opinion, even when the psychics making them sincerely believe in their visions. If there is any truth to them, and there is nothing we can do to change them, what is the point in making people fearful? To what cause? If they are not true, they are contributing to a culture of fear and dread that is (in my opinion) eating us up from within as a culture. They are literally creating this "dark cloud" so many sensitives have mentioned recently.

In my experience with other psychics, whenever they have such awful visions, the chances are good that they are interpreting personal symbolic visions too literally as global events. I remember one dear soul who was continually telling me that Vancouver was going to have an awful earthquake or drop into the ocean … always in three months time. Inevitably, she and her dysfunctional family would have another horrible, violent crisis at that time … but Vancouver stubbornly refused to drop into the Pacific. I have not spoken to her in years, but I have little doubt that she still clings to that awful vision. It is easier than to face the reality of her life’s miseries.

Right now, the global fears over terrorism and the media culture of negativity are feeding into a dark spiraling vortex of energy that seems to be growing. More fearful predictions are made daily. To those who believe them, or who feel the growing cloud affecting them, I suggest a counter-attack. An international psychic Love-Bombing. Every time you feel this energy, bless it, and yourself, and say "I love the world and I accept the world, even when I don't understand the world. I am safe, whole and full of joy." Find something, anything, any little thought that brings up love and joy in your heart. Massage that feeling until you strongly feel it in your heart center. Then push that feeling out and into the world. Affirm that it will be used for healing for the highest good of all concerned. Just as I believe this dark cloud was created by human fears, so too do I believe it can be dispelled with love.